The town of Katra is located near Jammu. It is one of the most popular pilgrim towns in the country. Situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra it is primarily known for its surrounding beauty and the Vaishno Devi Shrine. The town serves as the base camp for those who are going to the holy shrine and thus several pilgrims stay here. Hotels across several categories can be found in the town. These hotels range from budget hotels to five star options and you may choose any of them based on your budget.
The White Hotel is possibly the most popular hotel in town. It is a centrally located hotel and can be found with ease. This five star hotel has a contemporary architecture with a clean and refreshing facade. The hotel serves strictly vegetarian fare like most of the other hotels in town. It pampers it guests and makes sure that all their needs and requirements are met constantly. The hotel is located very close to the Vaishno Shrine and one can opt for a taxi from here. Helicopter booking for Vaishno Devi is also possible with the help of the hotel travel desk. However it might be necessary to make reservations in advance as this is a popular method of transport. It is important to note that helicopters are expensive and should be considered an option only when accompanying an elderly person.
The hotel has 200 rooms in all. The hotel rooms are well equipped with the latest amenities. Some of the facilities that can be found here include television, central heating, air conditioning, direct dialing facility and en suite bathrooms. It also has a swimming pool, fitness center and a sauna and steam room for the health conscious. The fitness center has the best latest machines which are well maintained and safe to use. The hotel is located 50 kilometers from the Jammu airport and 47 kilometers away from the nearest railway station. The travel desk at the hotel can arrange tours to places of interest within the vicinity. Vaishno Devi Tour packages are also available with the front desk. Despite being a recreational hotel, arrangements can be made for business meetings as well. The beauty salon and spa facilities available at the hotel are the best in the region. The place also offers laundry services, valet parking facilities, massage services and other therapeutic options.